Hawaiian Airlines Pilots

Take your career to new heights

Meet Our First Officers

Meet Lori and Bryan as they share their experience of living in Hawaii and working for Hawaiian Airlines as a First Officer.

World-Class Opportunities Right Here in Hawaii

Have you ever dreamed of a flying career where you’re home every night after island-hopping around one of the most beautiful spots on earth? Or while flying one of the youngest widebody fleets in the United States? Or flying to some of the world’s most exciting and exotic cities? These opportunities and more are available at Hawaiian Airlines, one of Hawaii’s most respected companies and one of the oldest airlines in the United States.

Why Hawaiian Airlines?

Whether you’re upgrading from First Officer to Captain, moving from a narrow-body to wide-body, prefer island hopping or long-haul international, or interested in getting involved with projects in Flight Division, your career and dreams can take off at Hawaiian Airlines faster than at most airlines. Hawaiian Airlines is growing with the delivery of new A321neo aircraft beginning in 2017, and now is a great time to be joining the Hawaiian Airlines ohana or family.

Join Our Flight Division

Hawaiian Airlines is looking for individuals who will embrace our mission:

To grow a profitable airline with a passion for excellence, our guests, our people, and the spirit of Hawaii...

And our vision:

To be the #1 destination carrier in the world.

Hawaiian Airlines requires the following minimum qualifications:

  • FAA ATP, First Class medical, 2000 hours total time, and high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Preferred: 1,000 hours PIC, college degree, and international flying experience

Benefits & Perks

Join Hawaiian Airlines and enjoy:

  • Short island-hopping segments, longer west coast flights or long-haul widebody international operations
  • A wide range of career opportunities within Flight Division
  • Hawaii’s cosmopolitan diversity, beauty, and unique culture
  • Exceptional travel benefits
  • Competitive salary benefits

Benefits are subject to change without notice and vary according to bargaining agreement contracts.

Our Aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines is continuing to grow with the delivery of new A321neo aircraft beginning in 2017 and A330neo aircraft in 2019.

Learn More About Our Fleet

Aircraft: A321neo
Quantity: 18 on order, 9 options, delivery starting 2017
Aircraft: A330-200
Quantity: 24; A330-800: 6 on order
Aircraft: B717
Quantity: 20
Aircraft: B767
Quantity: 8

Where We Fly

We offer only non-stop service to Hawaii from destinations in North America, Asia, and the South Pacific, as well as service to every major Hawaiian Island.

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Live, Play, and Work in Paradise

We are honored to share our home, one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, with guests from around the world. Come join our ohana, or family, and you too can call Hawaii “home.”

For tips on things to do and places to see in the Hawaiian Islands, visit our Island Guide.

For information on moving to and living in Honolulu, see the following links to Honolulu Magazine:

Local Culture

Discover Hawaii’s local culture. From surfing, to potluck gatherings, to local ghost stories and myths.

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Discover how the state’s public schools rank, private school options, and much more.

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Other Resources

Retiring in Hawaii, starting a business, state laws, and more.

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MakalinaFirst Officer, Airbus A330-200

“As a wide-body A330 pilot in my first year at Hawaiian Airlines, I’ve been able to fly to exciting destinations all over the world; at another carrier it would have taken years. Our opportunities for adventure, balanced with schedule and quality of life, are endless.”

BryanFirst Officer, Boeing 717 moving to Airbus A330-200

“Being a relatively small airline, we grow strong bonds not only with our co-workers, but also with our guests and the island communities that we serve. Understanding how we have been connecting the people of Hawaii for over 87 years makes the work we perform especially meaningful.”

KeenanFirst Officer, Boeing 717

“As a 717 pilot, I get to spend time with my family every day and sleep in my own bed every night. While my kids are in their formative years, I intend on taking full advantage of the interisland schedule. As we add more international destinations and my kids don’t require as much attention, the wide-body operation will provide a new and challenging opportunity.”